A Time to Kill: A Novel

Kobo ebook | March 16, 2010

byJohn Grisham

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Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.

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Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black fat...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 16, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307576132

ISBN - 13:9780307576132

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Important story Difficult story line but also important. Crazy that issues with race are still prevalent today.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Time to Kill Great book read it 20 years ago and wanted to reread before I read Sycamore Road. Can't wait to watch the movie
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it It's hard to believe that I had read most of his books but not this one. I enjoyed it immensely. I highly recommend this book to all Grisham fans and also to those just starting to read his books.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time to kill I really enjoyed this novel on to the next one by Grisham this was my second, they keep me reading.
Date published: 2015-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time to Kill Book was well written very intriguing plot lots of twists to keep your interest. Unexpected ending .
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic An old favourite that gets better with every reading!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Time to Kill The book made a much better movie. It was difficult to truly like any of the characters, especially Briggance. Kind of a disappointment.
Date published: 2014-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book this book is my most favorite book ! I've aready read it three times !
Date published: 2014-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read I couldn't put this book down, as disturbing as the content was from the very beginning. On to my next Grisham!
Date published: 2014-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read amazing book! keeps you wanting to read non-stop!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome read I recently re-read this before I read Sycamore Row which takes us back to Clanton. This book is a hard book to read due to the topic and harshness of the culture then. But a great book. I give it 4 out of 5 because it's hard to read with the language but that also adds to the intensity of the situation and culture of the time.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Brilliant Grisham is one of my favorite. Having read all of his books to date and this one for a second time. I think it shows that "A Time to Kill" was one of his first novels. An excellent story although I think he drops the ball towards the end. Ellen and her father are dropped out very fast. Carla never does find out her house was torched. However an excellent read overall.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent book A Time to kill was John Grisham’s first book, written in 1989. The main theme of the book was on racism and its legal consequence in Mississippi. This book is about a young lawyer who goes on trial to defend a black man, Carl Lee, who murders two white southern men who attack and rape his daughter. Since Carl Lee is black and the rapists where white, the trial ignites all sorts of reactions in the community as justice, prejudice and the law collide. It was a well written book that was very graphic and offensive at times, but I thought it to be necessary to depict the racial controversies in the southern society of the time.
Date published: 2012-04-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty darn good A Time to Kill is a book that you need a lot of patience for. You also need to have an understanding of the author before you read it. It's very easy to assume Grisham is a morbid man until you read of his knowledge in the legal field and realize he is merely relaying his concerns and appreciations of the legal system. It's a good book, but it has a lot of holes to be sure. There are so many characters in and out, it's near impossible to keep track. Some of them are down right useless in the story and better serve as nameless faces on a bench, but time is wasted on them. The plot is also inconsistent at times, and you feel like your on a teeter totter through much of the story. That said, it has a lot of suspense. It shows the good, the bad, the ugly and the down right nasty side of it's specified judicial system. This book is not for the impatient or the weak of heart. If you have the patience and stomach for it, it's a pretty darn good read.
Date published: 2011-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and Thought Provoking !!! I'm an absolute fan of Grisham's. I'm his greatest fan, some might say. Grisham has been my favorite writer for many years. His work is a masterpiece of thought, approach, and the legal system. He's a master of writing and of expression. A Time to Kill is one of my all time favorites.
Date published: 2010-12-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Grisham's work This wasn't one of the most remarkable novels I have ever read, but I didn't dislike it. I found that the rape seen was a little horrific, and wonder what Grisham has going on up there. Like in all of the Grisham books I have read, there were way too many characters to keep straight. All in all A Time To Kill was a good book, but not spectacular. Definetly not as mentionable as Grisham's 'The Client'. That's some good reading right there.
Date published: 2004-01-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Time to Kill This was a very good novel. I enjoyed reading it very much. It kept me on my toes.
Date published: 2000-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still his best book If you are just starting to read Grisham,then save this one for last! It was the first, but still his best. The most riviting, couldn't put it down, one in the lot. This book set the standard, and I find none of his others to date come close. A must read.
Date published: 2000-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This book is one that you can not put down it keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. I give it 5 stars because of this simple fact. I love the way John Grisham keeps you in the book, like you actually are there.
Date published: 2000-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from flasher this is a very insightful book tat show the realness of murder!!!
Date published: 2000-04-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must Read! A Time to Kill was a great book and i realy enjoyed reading it. It caught my attention kept me wanting to read more.
Date published: 2000-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Grisham In my opinion this is Grisham's best book. It has the power to make you laugh and cry all at the same time. I enjoyed tremendously and strongly recomment it to anyone.
Date published: 2000-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Time to Kill is A Time to Read This book is one of Grisham's best, in my opinion. It is definetly a great read. The rape is difficult to read because it is so graphic, but nessesary to get into the head of Carl Lee. Bravo Mr. Grisham.
Date published: 2000-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its good Yup it was a good book
Date published: 1999-10-19